Jane Elliott, lecturer and former teacher famous for her Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes exercise, will speak on campus tonight. The event will be held in the Carolyn P. Brown Memorial University Center Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. It is free and open to the public. In 1968, Elliott was a teacher in Riceville, Iowa, and decided to do an exercise with her third-grade class to demonstrate prejudice in human nature. She divided her students based on their eye color, telling them that the brown-eyed children were superior. She wanted to teach her white students what it felt like to experience discrimination based on the way they looked.
Student activities News
The Office of Multicultural Student Life is kickstarting 2012 with DISoriented, an evening of cultural indigestion, color-blindness, and inter-ethnic vertigo, at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 19 , in the UC Auditorium. DISoriented features three Asian American women as they present dynamic, solo performances on how they are working to “DISorient” themselves from external stereotypes and internal expectations.
UT Knoxville students will perform and compete in this year’s Carnicus, a lighthearted spoof of the popular MTV show “Jersey Shore,” this weekend. This is the 81st year for Carnicus, a singing and drama competition among student groups presented by UT Knoxville’s All Campus Events.